Causeway Chronicle

Coming to the Riverside

Wednesday 4th October
Get your skates on … and groove to some of the best disco dance floor classics at Ulster University
Thursday 5th October
Nosferatu (1922) is arguably the film that gave birth to the horror genre. Notable as the first cinematic interpretation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, its combination of expressionistic acting and unforgettable images render it just as powerful and unsettling today as when it first thrilled cinema goers 100 years ago.
Chris Green’s new score was commissioned by English Heritage for a live outdoor screening of the film at Dracula’s spiritual home of Whitby Abbey. The music is a haunting blend of electronic and acoustic instruments performed by the composer and combined with FW Murnau’s iconic images makes for a genuinely remarkable and unique cinematic experience.
Friday 6th October
The Country Divas & special guests
Feat tributes to Tom Jones, Neil Diamond & Joe Dolan
Keepin’ it Country! Prepare to be dazzled by a sensational tribute to the iconic stars of Country music! Georgina Richmond, star of ‘The Voice of Ireland’, graces the stage in glamorous rhinestone costumes, bearing a striking resemblance to one of Country music’s greatest legends, Patsy Cline. In this mesmerising show, Georgina pays homage to her dear friends Tammy Wynette, Billie Jo Spears, and Loretta Lynn, delivering heartfelt renditions of their beloved hits.
This show features a special appearance by the talented Gino Marlowe, who will transport you to the golden era of music with captivating renditions from The Rat Pack and Neil Diamond. That’s not all – the show will also feature a tribute to the legendary Joe Dolan, adding another layer of magic to an already spectacular evening.
With a lineup this good, missing out on this show would be absolutely ‘Crazy’!
Saturday 7th October
Conal Gallen and his writing partner and son, Rory have just written their 7th Comedy Play! And it is  guaranteed to have audiences in stitches once again!
Bridie Murphy is a lovable battle axe, living in Shitholey with her husband, Willie. But when election time comes around, things start to liven up. Father Big Mad Mickey O’Reilly, Betty Head and her son, Dick, all become involved. Whether by choice or by accident. If you only thought that politics was corrupt, wait until Bridie sticks her oar in.
As one political commentator put it, “She even makes Trump look intelligent!”
Witches In Eden
27th – 28th October 2023‘They’re a queer people in Islandmagee …they’re as queer a people as you’d find in the length and breadth of the land.’A one act play written in 1948 based on the real witch trials that took place in Islandmagee in the early 1700’s. Set over the course of an evening we follow Justice of the Peace Andrew Ferguson’s investigation into Mary Dunbar’s allegations that some local women had bewitched her.Produced and performed by a collective of Ulster University staff and students from the School of Arts and Humanities (Cinematic Arts, Drama, History and Music).
Sons & Daughters of Narnia: 

Tracing CS Lewis’s Literary Influence into the 21st Century
13th – 14th November 2023

The C.S. Lewis Group at Ulster University are pleased to present this two-day international academic symposium—an exciting programme of talks, presentations, and lively discussions focused on the central theme of C.S. Lewis’s impact and influence upon a wide variety of 20th and 21st century literature, from sci-fi and children’s fiction to popular apologetics, literary and cultural criticism, poetry, and everything in between.
The keynote dialogue will be delivered by internationally renowned and widely celebrated C.S. Lewis scholars, Dr Malcolm Guite (Cambridge University) and Professor Jerry Root (Wheaton College).
Day two of the Second Annual CS Lewis Symposium at Ulster University will feature an original play by Dr David Clare called Three Addresses; an actor portraying Lewis will deliver versions of three of Lewis’s best ‘addresses’: one on Edmund Spenser & Ireland (derived from ‘Edmund Spenser, 1552-99’), one on feeling like an outsider in elite social circles (‘The Inner Ring’), and one about modern interpretations of the Bible (‘Fern-seed and Elephants’). These addresses will capture three different aspects of Lewis: literary critic, public intellectual, and lay theologian/ Christian apologist. *Essays by C.S. Lewis copyright © C.S. Lewis Pte. Ltd. Used with permission.
The symposium will feature two full days of talks by leading C.S. Lewis scholars from around the world. *A complete schedule of talks will be announced in September.
Tea, coffee, a full lunch, refreshments, and a drinks reception will be provided across both days of the symposium for all attendees.
Two-day tickets are available for £20 (or £15 per day) – Add a ticket for both days to your basket and the discount will automatically apply. 
For current UU students, two-day tickets are available for £10 (£7.50 per day). Student tickets can only be purchased at the Riverside Theatre Box Office. 
2nd November 2023
The Elton John Show is the UK’s newest and most exciting Elton John tribute show to hit the stage. 
With over 300 million records sold, Sir Elton John is the most successful singer-songwriter of his generation. A flamboyant mega-star, with a never ending back catalogue of incredible songs! From Rocket Man to Tiny Dancer, The Elton John Show brings “Young Elton” back to the stage at his energetic best.
Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson